Today is a new day..I don’t need to use today ..as today marks two months free from drugs , one month free from smoking cigarettes. One thing I have come aware of is, in the past I had the need to hide from certain things.
I always told people , I do what I want when I want but in fact didn’t . I fell to the clutches of peer pressure as bad or worse than others. I can remember wanting persons to like me for what I had or what I could get for them . It’s very disturbing thinking back to this in the manner of thought I have now.
I have recently been thinking of how I have acted in certain situations, how would I act now in these same situations. Do people really care enough to cry when they miss someone or when they are gone for an extended time. I wonder is it really joyful for someone to show up , just for a visit out of nowhere. I know I am in store for more feelings showing up at unwanted times , this sends me reeling in panic at times.The not knowing when these feelings are going to show is the worse thing I think I feel.
I have been sleeping better in the recent nights, however dreams have returned with this slumber. I wish some of these dreams wouldn’t have returned , however I do believe I can handle them. I do all in all feel progress and excitedly await more. I have posted some info on sleep and positive memories , pretty interesting stuff. I’m Tim I am an addict and I am two months sober , I feel prodigious… Thanks for the support..!
ACCENTUATING THE POSITIVE MEMORIES FOR SLEEP
Sleep plays a powerful role in preserving our memories. But while recent research shows that wakefulness may cloud memories of negative or traumatic events, a new study has found that wakefulness also degrades positive memories. Sleep, it seems, protects positive memories just as it does negative ones, and that has important implications for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder.
“The study of how sleep helps us remember and process emotional information is still young,” says Alexis
Chambers of the University of Notre Dame. Past work has focused on the role of negative memories for sleep, in particular how insomnia is a healthy biological response for people to reduce negative memories and emotions associated with a traumatic event.
Two new studies presented this week at a meeting of cognitive neuroscientists in Chicago are exploring the flip side: how sleep treats the positive. “Only if we investigate all the possibilities within this field will we ever fully understand the processes underlying our sleep, memory, and emotions,” Chambers says.
Protecting the positive http://scienceblog.com/53076/accentuating-the-positive-memories-for-sleep/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+scienceblogrssfeed+%28ScienceBlog.com%29&utm_content=Google+Reader Read the full article…..